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Show

Name
  • Peel Night
Station
YYYY-MM-DD
  • 1999-08-31
Comments
  • Six-hour special (8pm-2am) from Maida Vale to celebrate the 60th birthday of Peel the previous day, which he had spent watching Ipswich beat Barnsley 6-1. JP mentions that the day was also his silver wedding anniversary.
  • Mix of documentary features, live session sets from Maida Vale, special cover versions, etc. Programme partly pre-recorded.
  • In the 1940s section of the "John's Jukebox" feature, Peel mentions that his grandfather bought him a copy of "The Thing" by Phil Harris. The track was later selected for the Peelenium to represent the year 1950.
  • Along with Peel Night, JP also featured on the front page of that week's Radio Times, with the headline "Do You Think I'm Sixty?"

Sessions


Tracklisting

All files begin

  • Introductions: Alan Freeman (pre-recorded, including vintage clips of Peel), Kevin Greening (live at Maida Vale, with Peel)
  • Scratch Perverts: live mix, including 'Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel,' 'Happy Birthday'
  • John's Jukebox 1940s: short clips of records and radio shows, plus Peel's memories of the decade

(Session Surprise #1, introduced by Jo Whiley)

  • Flamingoes: I Only Have Eyes For You (clip)
  • Quasi: I Only Have Eyes For You (session

(The John Peel Session, introduced by Mary-Anne Hobbs)

(Session Surprise #2, introduced by Jo Whiley)

  • Beatles: And Your Bird Can Sing (LP - Revolver)
  • Pastels: And Your Bird Can Sing (session)

(Steve Lamacq, with Kevin Greening, introduces Gene)

  • Gene: British Disease / For The Dead / You'll Never Walk Again / Where Are They Now
  • Gene: As Good As It Gets (please confirm live tracks)
  • John's Jukebox 1960s: short clips of records and radio shows, plus Peel's memories of the decade

(Session Surprise #3, introduced by Jo Whiley)

  • Bob Dylan: It Takes A Lot To Laugh (LP - Highway 61 Revisited)
  • Yo La Tengo: It Takes A Lot To Laugh (session)

(The Best Of The Festive 50, introduced by Steve Lamacq)

(Kevin Greening, then Peel introduces Dave Angel)

  • Dave Angel: Live mix
  • John's Jukebox 1980s: short clips of records and radio shows, plus Peel's memories of the decade

File b ends during above (Session Surprise #5, introduced by Jo Whiley)

  • The Band: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  • Broken Dog: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - continues after tape flip
  • (John Greening, then Peel introduces Pavement)
  • Pavement: Spit On A Stranger / The Hexx / Unfair / Father To The Sister Of A Thought / Folk Jam / Carrot Rope / Shady Lane (please confirm live tracks)

(Farewell speech from Peel)

  • John's Jukebox 1990s: short clips of records and radio shows, plus Peel's memories of the decade

(Session Surprise #6, introduced by Jo Whiley)

1) and a) end

File

Name
  • 1) Peel Night R1 1999-08-31a-f
  • a) 1999-08-31 Peel Night BBC Radio 1
  • b) jp310899-peelnight
Length
  • 1) 00:59:57, 01:02:21, 01:01:50, 01:01:24, 01:03:48, 00:57:53
  • b) 06:06:12
  • c) 05:12:34
Other
  • 1) Many thanks to K and to Andrew for the RT scans, which are no longer available online.
  • a) Above files edited into one. Many thanks to Bill.
  • b) Many thanks to Max-dat.
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